Homework Club Study Mentor (In-Person Opportunity)

(Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People)

Position ID: V-HVC0020
Last Full Update: 25 Jan 2024

Opportunity Details: Homework Club Study Mentor (In-Person Opportunity)

Contact April Tanner, Case Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton; Phone: 905-525-3860 ext 235; Email: April.tanner@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Duties

Enrolling volunteers to the WAITING LIST FOR THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR at some schools in Burlington, Oakville and Milton. If you are waitlisted and do not get a spot this school year (and you are a successful applicant, with a completed file), your volunteer file will move over to the 2024-25 school year consideration/planning.  

Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year ramps up in April 2024 and continues all through the end of the school year and into the summer months.

 
High school students will mentor a child once a week after school in a one-to-one relationship. Involves assisting a child in grades 3-8 with their homework, playing educational games, and developing organizational skills. Homework Club takes place at a number of elementary schools across the Halton region. For the 2024-25 school year, Homework Club will only run in-person (we will no longer offer virtual spots).

Please only apply if you are interested in mentoring IN PERSON at a specific school (in Oakville, Burlington or Milton).

More Info Link https://haltonhamilton.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/volunteer-information/
Benefits Teen Mentors: help elementary school students with their school work-watch them succeed! Gain some of your volunteer community service hours. Receive assistance and coaching from a BBBS staff member.
Clients Students in grades 3 to 8 in need of assistance with some aspect of their school work, social interaction, or a positive role model as recommended by teachers and principals.
Ages 14 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of Interest Education Support (Elementary / Secondary) ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Program Coordination / Support ; Reading / Literacy ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; High school volunteers should have good to excellent grades with good english communication skills. Important to be dependable and reliable. And above all, enjoy having fun working with children and have a desire to act as a good role model!
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - minimum of one school year (October-April)
Interaction Level One-on-one ; 1:1 in a group setting
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Dates and Times Monday: Afternoon 
Tuesday: Afternoon 
Wednesday: Afternoon 
Thursday: Afternoon 
Friday: Afternoon 
 
Time: During school year, once a week for 70 minutes with varying start times between 2:45 to 3:30 PM 
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as convenient to volunteer 
 
Milton - Mondays and Wednesdays 
Oakville - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 
Georgetown - Thursdays
Seasons Spring ; Fall ; Winter
Accessibility The locations are in different elementary schools, sometimes the program is on the second floor with only stairs to access the room.
Location Selected elementary schools in Oakville, Milton and Burlington
Number of Positions Burlington: 15 individual(s) ; Milton: 20 individual(s) ; Oakville: 70 individual(s) 
 
150 individual(s) needed in total. 
 
Spots available until spots fill up, then applicants can be added to a wait-list.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Information re: student's needs and criteria for mentoring
Transportation Volunteers provide their own transportation to designated elementary schools in Oakville, Milton and Burlington.  
Volunteers choose the locations (from a list provided by BBBS) that are closest to their high school and/or home.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Application package, references, interview, and attendance at mandatory training. 
*application package will be emailed to applicant after inquiring (Volunteer Halton submission is NOT the application) 
*police check not required for youth applicants (under 18yrs)

Agency Details: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie, Halton and Hamilton, Halton Office, Mentoring Programs for Young People

Office Phone Halton office: 905-637-9911; 
Hamilton head office: 905-525-3860
Fax 905-525-6444
E-Mail InfoHH@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website www.MentorsForKids.ca
Address & Map
Rotary Youth Club
560 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON L7R 3M4
 
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Mailing Address c/o Big Brothers Big Sisters 
639 Main St E 
Hamilton, ON L6K 3W4